Traditionally, basements only serve one purpose to your home, and that is for the storage of off-seasoned junk and probably a truckload of dust. It may not be the most attractive part, but come to think of it, the space occupied by the lowest floor of your abode might just be the best place for flexible ideas to perk up the atmosphere in your home! To effectively get the most of this underused space, you would need to remodel the entire area and learn a few important things before attempting to do so. Here are the helpful tips that you should know.
- Plan ahead.
Planning is an essential step in anything. You wouldn’t want to throw a lot of money in your basement just because you wanted to put it to better use. Take your time in contemplating whether you want your basement turned into a mini-bar or a comfortable movie den. Carefully go over the pros and cons of your desired future use of the room.
Consider the flexibility of your choice for the room and more importantly, evaluate how much is the cost for the entire renovation.
- Make it comfortable.
If you only want to remodel your basement for display, skip this tip. But if you plan to spend a whole lot of time in the room, there are plenty of ways on how to make the area as comfortable as possible. There’s nothing more satisfying than feeling a sense of belonging. You can achieve this by doing the finished project to match the overall appearance of your house. Now this is one way.
Another tip is to make the room appear warm and inviting. To do this, you may have to purchase a great-looking carpet to install on the floors, or you may need to create an open staircase which allows you to see the upper part of the house and the natural light to peek in this section of the house.
- Mind the space.
It isn’t nice to be in a room that feels too crowded. To avoid this, you might be able to use places in the adjacent room/s to add more space to your basement. You can also opt for installing built-in shelves and storage keepers through the walls and maybe through the floors. Sometimes, you can also install these shelves in furniture like in the sofa set. Extensive built-in additions are not necessary, as this can be very expensive and can make the room appear crowded. A cheap and straightforward built-in that is attractive is enough.
- Consider the large furniture.
If you’re not planning to install stair fences, then you don’t have to worry about putting in huge-sized furniture. On the other hand, you may want to keep the railings down until all the furniture is safe inside the room.
- Provide a haven for your lungs.
Since it was once a basement, dust and molds can be a threat to your respiratory system. For this, you can put on an air purification system which can filter the air that circulates the room and get rid of the molds, allergens, bacteria and viruses and other airborne pathogens. Plus, you can have a pleasant-smelling area where you can spend the whole day.
- Go green!
Do not just go throwing things that you do not want in your new project. Instead of contributing to the ever-growing litter in the world, why not try to make money out of them by selling them over to recycling stores?